Melissa Hathaway Discusses Supply Chain Integrity

News | September 27, 2012

Melissa Hathaway, a former cybersecurity official under both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama adminstrations, appeared at a discussion at The Potomac Institute to address the potential dangers of an insecure supply chain. 

"We're now worried [about] the integrity of the products coming into our global supply chain that might compromise businesses' confidentiality or the overall availability of those essential services," said Hathway.

She explained that supply chain vulnerabilities allow for "greater opportunities to manipulate the product from design through its entire life cycle," potentially leading to malicious behavior.

Her appearance was picked up by a number of media organizations, including Foreign Policy's "Killer Apps" blog, Federal Computer Week, Federal News Radio, and Nextgov.

For further information on how the global community can co-create solutions to these and other cybersecurity challenges, visit the website for the EastWest Institute’s 3rd Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit in New Delhi, to be held on October 30-31, 2012.